Lee Zii Jia will head to Taiwan for a training camp later this month as the world number two ramps up his preparations for the 2023 season, also confirming he will train at the Academy Badminton Malaysia (ABM).

“In all honesty, this year was not up to expectations even though I finished as world number two. I am already working to prepare for next season. I also accept the Badminton Association of Malaysia invitation for independents to spar at the ABM.

“I hope to strengthen my discipline, toughness both physically and mentally for the upcoming 2023 season,” he said through his official social media, also confirming his first event of the new season will be at the Malaysia Open (January 10-15).

This is the first time the shuttler gave an official update since parting ways with coach Indra Wijaya earlier in the week

The Asian champion’s announcement means he could most likely be back at ABM next week, less than a year after leaving the national body to turn professional.

Like he mentioned, the shuttler’s performance took a dip in evidence of his recent results.

After reaching the Denmark Open final, Lee crashed out in the French Open first round before losing in the second round of the Australian Open.

The early exit in Sydney also meant he ultimately missed out on featuring at the World Tour Finals, which is set to begin in Bangkok this Wednesday.